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£1,500 Gaming and Personal use PC

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December 20, 2010 2:44:43 PM

Just want someones opinion on this build.

Approximate Purchase Date: I'm thinking to purchase my components before January 4th, the reason being is because there might be Christmas sales

Budget Range: £1,500 including VAT (20%)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Personal use i.e. university work using adobe master collection - multitasking, surfing the net, movies, music

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk and cclonline.co.uk

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Parts considering to buy for my new build:

Coolermaster Cosmos Pure Black V2 Aluminum E-ATX 5x5.25" 6x3.5" front I/O
Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan Quiet CPU Cooler
Intel Core i7 950 Bloomfield 45nm, 3.06 GHz, QPI 4.8GT/s, 8MB Cache, 23x Ratio, 130W, Retail
Asus Rampage III Extreme ROG ,X58, S1366, DDR3 (2200 OC), SLi/Xfire, USB3, SATA 6Gbps, 8Ch Audio
12GB (3x4GB) Corsair Dominator, DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), CAS 9-9-9-24, Connector, DHX, XMP, DF, 1.65V
1280MB Asus GTX 570, 40nm, 3800MHz GDDR5, GPU 732MHz, Shader 1464MHz, 480 Cores, DL-DVI/mHDMI
1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM
80GB Corsair Force Series, 2.5" SSD, SandForce controller , Read 285MB/s, Write 275MB/s
1000W Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold, Modular, 80 PLUS Gold, 90% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, , EPS 12V

Total: £1,562.45 (inc VAT)

Overclocking:
No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Additional Comments: Basically, I just want people's opinion whether this build is good? If not, could someone advise me on what components would be more beneficial and more efficient. I.E. will it need a water cooling system rather than air cooling?

Thanks Popo :]

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December 20, 2010 3:49:29 PM

YOu could save easily 200 Brit pounds (guesstimate!) by opting for a socket 1156 cpu and mainboard, with nearly identical performance at clock for clock basis; you could save another 150/200 BP with skipping the SSD, a nice feature, but, loading windows in 20 seconds instead of 23 seconds is not worth the money to me yet....

The savings could then hypothetically be used for a 2nd GTX570 in SLI, but, I'd only consider it if you game routinely at at least 1080P resolutions.

Stock cooling is fine, IMO....
December 20, 2010 4:23:23 PM

mdd1963 said:
YOu could save easily 200 Brit pounds (guesstimate!) by opting for a socket 1156 cpu and mainboard, with nearly identical performance at clock for clock basis; you could save another 150/200 BP with skipping the SSD, a nice feature, but, loading windows in 20 seconds instead of 23 seconds is not worth the money to me yet....

The savings could then hypothetically be used for a 2nd GTX570 in SLI, but, I'd only consider it if you game routinely at at least 1080P resolutions.

Stock cooling is fine, IMO....


Thanks for your opinion mate, I'll have to research into it before purchasing these items. I suppose I could save a few hundred pounds (£).

But apart from that, do you think its a good specification for a computer?

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